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Footloose and Fancy Free (throws): TCU 70, #21 OSU 55

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The Frogs pick up their second Big 12 win of the season and their first win over a ranked opponent in two years over with a win over Oklahoma State.

This was the only photo I could get to work
This was the only photo I could get to work
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Damn that was a fun game.  From the start the Frogs were hanging tight with the Cowboys, playing 50-50 for the entire first half before a late turnover ended up giving the visitors a two point cushion at the break.  The Cowboys extended their lead early in the second half and there was definitely a feeling of "Here we go again" through the arena... but the Frogs didn't go away, in fact they answered the challenge of the Cowboys with tough defense, intelligent passing, attacking the basket and (most importantly) making free throws) and didn't just pull out a win, they dominated the late game.  In the end, LeBryan Nash was the only Cowboy who was able to get any offense going, as the Frogs were aggressive in getting into passing lanes and forcing 11+ turnovers in the second half (including a five second violation when OSU couldn't inbound the ball).  Karviar Shepherd awoke from his hibernation and showed a lot of the moves and range that made him such a huge recruit in the first place, Kyan Anderson drove to the basket and made smart feeds, Trey Zeigler pushed any time he had momentum and finished 5-5 for 13 points and even Amric Fields, possibly the worst free throw shooter on the team, came through with 6-7 makes from the charity stripe.

This was a total team victory and one that was well deserved for the hard work that the Frogs have done this year only to just fall short of a big upset win.  We've got one in the books now, though, so let's see about working on a winning streak.

Celebration thread!  Go Frogs